Much has been made about Diego Costa’s future with Chelsea in the last few months by the Blues propping up the bar in the Transfer Tavern.
Indeed, the Spaniard looks destined to leave Stamford Bridge after being dumped by Antonio Conte via text and moves to both Atletico Madrid and AC Milan have been touted for the 28-year-old over the course of the summer.
With the forward spotted partying in Brazil and reportedly unlikely to return to training, reports from the Daily Telegraph have shed some light on just how Chelsea plan on keeping their asset fit. They claim the club are considering handing the Spanish international is own personal training regime to keep up his fitness, in order to help push any exit deal along.
Despite his fall-out with Conte, the Premier League champions are believed to think they can hold out for a ‘significant fee’ as his three-year stint in west London draws to a close.
A popular figure in our bar, it’s a shame to see a man who helped lead the club to two Premier League title wins end his tenure like this, though it seems Conte wants to avoid any more flare ups.
Keeping Costa fit and fresh, considering the fact he is thought to have shown up to pre-season training overweight in the past, is a smart move for Chelsea. The sooner they can push a deal along, the more chance they have of avoiding any dark clouds hanging over their title defence.